Tuesday, June 7, 2011

It's Been a While

and a lot has changed.  The biggest change is that I have a child now.  I have permanent guardianship of my nephew.  He's a great kid and I'm so fortunate to have him in my life.  It was a tough and stressful winter but everything came out fine and I'm ready to get back to bike blogging!
Stef and I have been spending a lot of time on the tandem.  We are going to be riding the MS Cape Cod Getaway again this year and, though we're not as prepared as last year, we're still giving it a shot.  We just put a new wheel on the back of the bike and for what we paid for it, it had better make us iced cappuccinos while we're sitting at red lights.  The cost aside, we really did need a new wheel.  We'd worn about halfway through the rim of the old one (!!!) and desperately needed a disk brake of some kind.  There were just too many times where I'd have to unclip and drag my feet on the ground because the brakes weren't stopping us.  So, we are now able to stop as well as go which is important.
That's all I have time for for now.  I have to take said child to an appointment.  Hope to blog again real soon!